Baked Lemon Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce & Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

In my quest to meal plan and eat healthy I am constantly combing through numerous food blogs, and last week I was on a salmon kick. I think I ended up with around 12-15 salmon recipes to try, and last night we tried the first one – Baked Lemon Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce. I had most of the ingredients at home, and with us traveling this weekend I was eager to use up what I already had at home.

I stopped by the grocery store and picked up two ‘fresh’ salmon fillets (as fresh as you can get in Iowa, that is), and home I went to make dinner.
This recipe was incredible, and SO EASY! It definitely is now a staple in my house, along with the Parmesan green beans. I probably made too much of the creamy dill sauce; I’m a bit obsessed with condiments, but any leftover sauce can easily be used on most other meats.
I found the recipe on the food blog ‘Cooking Classy‘ – a blog I have not got to fully explore, but am looking forward to delving in to!
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Baked Lemon Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce (Recipe from ‘Cooking Classy‘)
INGREDIENTS:
  • 4, 6 oz salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    Creamy Dill Sauce

  • 1/3 c fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2-3 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp honey
DIRECTIONS: 
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
3. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and place salmon fillets in the dish. Season the top of salmon with salt and pepper, then rotate to opposite side. Drizzle the top of salmon with the oil and lemon mixture, then season the top with salt and pepper.
4. Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes, then bake for 15 minutes, or until salmon has cooked through.
5. Serve warm topped with Creamy Dill Sauce.
For the sauce…
1. In a bowl mix together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, dill, and honey. Add just enough milk to reach your desired consistency.
2. Taste test! If needed, add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Allow to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.
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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
INGREDIENTS:
  • Green beans, trimmed
  • Garlic salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. For easy cleanup, place aluminum foil on a baking sheet, and place green beans on sheet.
3. Drizzle with olive oil, and then season with garlic salt and pepper, shaking the pan to keep coating all sides of the green beans.
4. Cook for 10 minutes, then shake the pan around to rotate the beans.
5. Cook for 5 more minutes, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve!
Cheers!
Heather
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